Garfield County Jail is in Garfield County, CO and is the correctional facility for that area. Know someone incarcerated at Garfield County Jail? This guide gives you about anything a person needs to know about Garfield County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate at Garfield County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Garfield County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And much much more…
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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to give info you need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, just ask it, and please leave any tips or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.
Garfield County Jail
375 North 700 West
Panguitch, CO 84759
Phone Number and Fax Number
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and want to find out where they are?
Has somebody that’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?
To see who’s in jail at Garfield County Jail you should click on their web site and perform an inmate search.
The Garfield County Jail Inmate Search has information on persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes custody status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can find the same information about anyone who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can find the information more quickly if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.
If the person you are looking for might be incarcerated at a different jail you can look here: List of all jails in Colorado
A mugshot, also called a jail processing photograph, is the photograph taken by the police during jail intake processing. They take one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the pictures, and they are on file.
Mugshots of Garfield County Jail inmates can be searched online, or you can go in person to the Garfield County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to input the person’s first and last name, and a booking date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Do you want to have your mugshot erased from the Garfield County Jail website? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
For more information about removing your mugshot, the many different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Of course, if you’re locked up, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail is determined by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to go to your court date, and until that date you will not be permitted to leave the area.
Typically, a prisoner in the Garfield County Jail can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to go back to jail each day when you’re finished working, or you might be allowed to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.
Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you have to pay is determined by how serious your charges are. You will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total set so you can be released. If you don’t go to your court appearance, whoever paid your bail won’t get the bail money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
You will need to call the Garfield County Jail. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Bailing out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it is very simple to do. To start with, find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not accept a check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.
If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They will usually have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in most cases require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.
If you need a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Garfield County Jail
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In Colorado your bail is predetermined by by the Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado, but keep in mind that the judge or magistrate has the ultimate say on where your bail is set. The Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado lists every crime defined by state law and the specific amount of bail for each crime.
Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Get Out For Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- Released On House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake procedure takes you through each of these steps:
- You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
- You will have to answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full legal name, home address, birthdate and a contact person.
- They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
- You will be given an inmate ID number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
- All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
- You will then be allowed to make a telephone call in order to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail uniform.
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When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process takes anywhere from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will get let go. It also can depend on whether you have a cash bond or if the magistrate must decide on the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the date of your release, expect to get discharged in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
warrant out for your arrest, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, you really should follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell the intake officer that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if there is one, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring required items with you, such as your drivers license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a official sentencing order.
The inmate need to provide information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will go into the visitors log as an authorized visitor. All visitors will be required to provide proof of identification. Any visitors arriving late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so visit the official Garfield County Jail jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are usually more expensive than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or cut altogether.
Phone Number: 435-676-2678
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail is required to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail will be opened and examined and read by the jail officers, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.
The mailing address for Garfield County Jail is:
Garfield County Jail
375 North 700 West
Panguitch, CO 84759
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Garfield County Jail
375 North 700 West
Panguitch, CO 84759
The mail policy at Garfield County Jail can change, so be sure to review the the Garfield County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate.
Get A Lawyer
If you have been arrested, you have particular rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you understand the court system in your county. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better.
For more information about how to find an attorney, click here: Find a Lawyer
If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, forensics experts and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys that are admitted to the Colorado State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.
Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?
All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records contain a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions in your case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case using the internet service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records relating to your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court’s office.
Court fees are the charges and fees associated with your court case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.
The magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your case in court. Magistrates do many different things, which include deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.
A pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family, and if necessary the victim. Be sure to remember you are allowed to ask to get a copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and correct the mistakes.
After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.
Are you trying to find out if some you know is in jail, or has ever been locked up?
To do this, you will have to visit the jail’s website, and do a search using:
- Birth date.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- or inmate ID.
If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry online or you can call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are public record and this is available to anyone.
A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Garfield County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders must be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see this information on the internet, but keep in mind that you will not find the street address, but only the neighborhood block they live on.
Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents and filings filed in your case. You are able to access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.
When you look up a person’s crminal records you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:
- Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
But, when you do a criminal records check, you won’t be able to find out if that person has had any:
- Speeding tickets.
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Traffic accidents.
- Minor infractions or moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You have to be over the age of 21.
- You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You have to be a US Citizen.
- You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You have to pass a drug test.
- You have to have a good level of fitness.
- You have to be in good health.
- You have to have a valid Drivers License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- The right to protection from the accused.
- The right to notification.
- The right to attend proceedings.
- The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- The right to restitution.
- The right to a speedy trial.
- The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
- Spouses and children of all victims.
- Parents and guardians of minor victims.
- Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
- Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.
- Conditions in Garfield County Jail.
- Jail and pod layout and facility
- Guards and jail staff
- Food and commissary
- Visitation Days
- Prisoner safety
- Inmate activities and programs
To get this kind of information, you will have to do a driving records search.
Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your feedback may make it easier for others.
Speak Your Mind
Everyone knows that the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Garfield County,the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
Garfield County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of being incarcerated in Garfield County Jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will get used to the daily routine. You should expect an alarm to wake up at about 6am, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.
Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Garfield County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Garfield County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.
How To Send Money to an Inmate
You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.
The rules for sending funds to someone in jail at Garfield County Jail is likely to change, so be sure to check the official website before you send any funds.
The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.
You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.
Pods / The Yard
The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.
As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.
News and Media
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at Garfield County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Garfield County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.
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There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.
If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.
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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.
The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.
Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.
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Sex Offender Information and Search
All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.
Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever spent any time at this jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?
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Tell Your Story
Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? Did going to jail affect your life? How?
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Links and Resources
Garfield County Jail Visitation Procedures
Garfield County Jail Mail Policy
Find an inmate at Garfield County Jail
Garfield County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
Garfield County Jail Arrests
Garfield County Jail Send Money Procedure
Garfield County Jail Jobs